To optimize both the practical and financial benefits of the remodel, the first iteration of the design is focussed on what you want your experience of the space to be – should it be open or more intimate? Functional or dedicated completely to artwork or collections? How to fix that awkward flow as you walk through the rooms? Subsequent iterations would then focus on finishes like flooring and furniture, and lighting and colors. We guide you through this iterative process to make sure your beautiful space is also a wise investment.
Here are 7 home remodeling ideas that do both:
Create a Place to Gather
Ever feel like your living room isn’t getting the use it was intended for? When done well, opening up the kitchen / dining room / living room space to produce a “great room” feels modern, inviting, and inclusive. It creates a feeling of expansiveness in your home, while also providing a centralized gathering place that everyone enjoys. What’s more, modern home markets expect and reward a home with 21st century space-design sensibilities.
Create Your Primary Escape
Enhancing a primary suite with an expanded, modern bathroom and closet, and even a sitting space makes a huge difference in terms of creating that escape from the business of daily living – a spacious and comforting place to relax away from it all. Every market loves a well-designed primary suite with a well-evolved design, making it an even more worthwhile investment in the value of your home over time.
Design Your Dream Kitchen
A kitchen is more than a set of cabinets and doors – it’s the beating heart of your home, a place to gather for friends and family, whether you are a parent of young children who is also a professional chef or a bachelor who plans for catered dinner parties, entertaining with audio/visual effects as one of our prior clients did. These kinds of specialized uses can and should be customized for each client in a way that allows for a design to properly evolve and creates plenty of value for the investment.
Build a Memorable Guest Retreat
Partitioned living space within your home or a separate structure elsewhere on the property can create both a wonderful experience for guests or family members as well as having the potential to potentially generate cash flow for your investment, now or in the future. Space for short or long-term guests in your home involves more than providing a comfortable place to sleep; it’s an opportunity to make people feel welcome and ensure that their time spent with you is memorable (and manageable). Even better, legal ADU’s (no matter how they are actually used by you), are one of the best ways to create a solid ROI in an acceptable timeframe.
Build Your Dream Addition
Simply needing more space? Sometimes we find that a careful re-distribution of the existing space can meet the needs of your project for much less cost than adding sq. footage. But having exhausted the most economical options first, you can boost your home’s value and extend its square footage with an impactful home addition. Maximize your investment by selecting the perfect space design, materials, and details to enhance your home’s value and character.
Create the Perfect Outdoor Living Space
Enjoy the natural beauty of northern California by creating a beautiful outdoor living space. Isn’t that why we live here? Simple additions like an outdoor kitchen or fireplace can really add to your outdoor living experience. The iterative process is significant for this design, as it’s quite easy to spend “X” or “10X” on your exterior project. Each iteration of the design is accompanied by a clearly defined budget that helps keep everyone firmly on track, making sure that over-investing for the neighborhood is a legitimate lifestyle choice, not an unfortunate consequence of a poorly-crafted design process.
Transform Your Basement or Garage into a Livable Space
Unused space is unrealized financial and living potential. Converting your basement or garage into additional living space can create a very desirable ROI, as many of the elements already exist, like foundations, walls, ceilings, and roofs. With that kind of investment potential, there is simply no reason to dedicate valuable square footage to the task of storing old magazines, clothes, or even cars. Why would anyone do that, when you can easily have a legal ADU, a family room, additional bedrooms for a growing family, a home office, artist studio, and more! Allowing the best design to emerge naturally as several space uses, project costs, and investment ROI’s are contemplated always produces the best results.
There is so much potential to be reached with a home remodel! With professional guidance conducting the right process, you can uncover that perfect mix of a project that gives you what you need most from your space, looks and feels wonderful, and provides a valuable ROI for the right budget. You’ll also sleep soundly knowing you’ve created experiential value and ROI returns for your home for decades to come.